validation broken in new partitioner

Bug #82768 reported by Daniel Goldsmith on 2007-02-02
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Colin Watson

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

When using the new partitioner, it allows you to press "Next" and "Install" without having selected a root partition. The install begins, reaching 15% (detecting file systems), which takes a moment. As partitioning begins, it finally reports the lack of a root partition. This should be detected before the install is begun. Also, the partitioner might have a reminder like "you need to have a root partition of at least X GB and a swap partition of at least Y MB"

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Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Yep - validation doesn't work properly in the new partitioner yet, mostly because partman's own validation scripts are in the wrong place. They need to be moved.

Changed in ubiquity:
importance: Undecided → High
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2007-02-21
Changed in ubiquity:
assignee: nobody → kamion
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

ubiquity (1.3.22) feisty; urgency=low

  [ Colin Watson ]
  * New partitioner:
    - Fix edit dialog not to try to resize partitions even if the resize
      spinbutton was left untouched (LP: #85227).
    - Add contextual buttons to GTK frontend (part of LP: #83166).
    - Add an undo facility.
    - partman-* updates add validation support (LP: #82768); also add
      XFS-on-/boot validation.
    - Break out of setting the mountpoint if it's invalid (LP: #84543).
  * Fix crash if multiple newworld boot partitions are present (LP: #84429).
  * GTK frontend:
    - Fix backup from user information page if migration-assistant is not
      active (LP: #85642).
    - Fix up step numbers if migration-assistant is disabled (LP: #85711).
    - Disable smooth zooming, as some video drivers are very slow at drawing
      this and it's hard to handle this dynamically (LP: #67572).
  * Fill in a default username based on the user's full name (LP: #84550).
  * Retranslate Forward button when going back from summary page
    (LP: #86047).
  * Bump required GTK version to 2.10.0 (for GtkLinkButton).
  * Automatic update of included source packages: apt-setup 1:0.16ubuntu4,
    base-installer 1.70ubuntu4, choose-mirror 2.10ubuntu2, clock-setup
    0.12ubuntu2, debian-installer-utils 1.42ubuntu2, migration-assistant
    0.4, partman-auto 62ubuntu5, partman-base 100ubuntu4,
    partman-basicfilesystems 51ubuntu2, partman-basicmethods 33ubuntu2,
    partman-efi 11ubuntu2, partman-ext3 45ubuntu2, partman-jfs 20ubuntu2,
    partman-newworld 16ubuntu1, partman-reiserfs 34ubuntu1, partman-target
    46ubuntu2, partman-xfs 32ubuntu1.

  [ Jonathan Riddell ]
  * Add new partitioner for KDE frontend

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Thu, 22 Feb 2007 09:59:44 +0000

Changed in ubiquity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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